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about it. let us know your opinions at 1-866-55-press. our big town hall meeting of the day here. about to kick off. and breaking news, the white house has reversed course. it says that now will release the secret memos on what guidelines it uses in deciding to kill americans overseas and what kind of evidence they demand before they target americans. that, of course, comes only after getting a lot of pressure from members of congress and from the public. so, you see, all of those phone calls really do work. we'll tell you more about that and a whole lot of other stuff here on this morning's "full court press" but first, we get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. >>> the president is attending the national prayer breakfast this morning along with the first lady and vice president biden. then this afternoon he is headed to lancedown virginia to speak at the conference. biden is in massachusetts. cowan is filling in for john kerry who is secretary of state but it is only on a temporary ba
the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a matter of minute, just after 3:00 p.m., agents used an explosive charge to blow open the entrance. they killed dykes, before taking the boy to a nearby hospital by ambulance. abc news has learned in the course of a week-long standoff, the fbi had created this mock bunker near the site. and had been using it to train for different scenarios to get the boy out. monday's raid was not the ending police had thought. they spent days negotiating with the decorated vietnam veteran, through a ventilation shaft. when the talks finally broke down, police say they had no other choice but to catch dykes by surprise. incredibly, ethan's mother had asked police days ago, not to kill dykes. >> she put her hand on the officer's heart and said, sir, don't hurt him. he's sick. >> reporter: you know, friends and family tell us that little ethan is a boy that loves to be hugged. and you can bet, he's getting those hugs today. >> thanks, gio. >>> joining us are ethan's great aunt and uncle. take us back to that moment when you first heard he was safe. >> i
is said to be in good spirit this is morning. agents entered the bunker using a distractive device, some sort of explosive. when it was all said and done, the boy's captor was dead and the little boy not hurt. >>> we're hearing from senator robert menendez for the first time about claims that he was with prostitutes during overseas trips. coming up, his emotional response to what he says is a false attack. >>> we've got more details this morning on just what caused the lights to go out during the super bowl. we'll go live to new orleans where some people are saying it happened twice during beyonce's rehearsal. so, were warning signs missed? but we'll begin with dramatic new details in that hostage situation in alabama. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement official tells nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this ma
? it's all natural foods you are using? >> organic, all natural, locally grown, seasonal. >> what's in this thing? >> cocoanut, grapefruit, pineapple, simple and vodka. you like it? >> cheers for the vodka. >> thank you. it's refreshing. it tastes almost a little too healthy, if you know what i mean. thank you. >> thank you for coming. >> enjoy your day. >> thank you. >> here they say that valentine's day brings with it a lot of pressure, though, because it's like new year's. they say that most couples feel like they have to do the nasty on valentine's day because they feel pressure because it's valentine's day. >> it's not nasty to all people. some people view it as a gift from god. >> okay. >> and a blessing. >> anyhow -- >> some people like a lot of blessings all day long. some people like to visit poughkeepsie. that's going to be a metaphor through the day. a long-running gag about going to -- >> close to poughkeepsie. >> and the little dog is barking. that's poughkeepsie. >> because we can't say it on the air. you get in trouble. stuff like that. >> everybody say poughkeepsie
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see us. it's totally free. >> we're going to have a blast, you guys. a big l.a. party. we're going to have shows out there for the next couple of weeks. on friday we will be joined by -- >> next friday. >> that's what i meant. >> we are going to be there in time to be with him. >> blake shelton. this is one of my favorites. he has so many great songs, but this one -- he has the song "honey bee." ♪ >> there's nothing that's not adorable about him. >> he may be one of the sexiest men on tv. you know what else about him, he doesn't care. >> he doesn't know it, which is one of the sexiest things. he doesn't know it. doesn't act like it. he just is. >> i think he has a terrific physique and body. but you know the guys that don't care? there's a little here and a little hanging out there. >> you like that. >> there's a confidence that comes with that. when the guys that are too chiseled, don't you feel like what are you doing all day? you're lifting weights and looking at yourself? >> no. no. i was married to a chiseled guy for a long time. and now he -- from the back frank looks -- ho
have a reporter in pretoria. good morning to you. what can you tell us? >> hello. rohit, can you hear me? apparently he is having trouble hearing us. he was taken into custody and in court and taken for medical examination. according to the police in pretoria, we learned there had perhaps other incidents of violence at that home and called for domestic violence. i want to bring in our nbc sports analyst. first of all, your initial reaction to this? >> utter and absolute shock. anybody who's ever met oscar pistorius just simply cannot wrap their heads around what this could possibly be. >> this sounds very dramatic, a charge of murder. it is possible this could have been an accidental shooting. what do you know about the relationship between these two? >> i don't know much about the relationship. one of the reports we're getting out of south africa now is they have gone to his house on multiple occasions for sort of arguments between these two, so i think that that sort of points in a different direction. >> you talk about the kind of guy oscar pistorius is. we had the chance to talk t
seen. vic lee has team coverage for us tonight. explain what you've been learning. >> well, dan, police removed the crime scene tape from this house, take a look. it's the second house across the stree. a neighbor said he'd moved here just last year, people we spoke with sate murder of the 13-year-old girl hit the community hard. >> we go to bed and wake up in the morning first thing we think about is that little girl that they found. >> a sense of relief police now have the murder suspect. anthony lamar jones is 32 years old arrested this morning at his mother's apartment in this residential complex. neighbor tells us an officer knocked on her door he asked me questions and showed me pictures of a man that they thought was the perpetrator. showed me pictures of the girl z asked if i had been to crown barber. >> crown barber turned out to be a hair styling shop jones reportedly started here at this shopping mall last year. police also appeared here this morning during the operation. they took evidence from the shop and boarded up the windows and door. this contractor was shocked to lear
carrying more than 4000 people in the gulf of mexico. the ntsb and the u.s. coast guard are sending investigators to mobil and the alabama where carnival cruise lines carnival triumph is expected to arrive tomorrow. the triumph of dallas in taxes for a scheduled 40 crews last thursday. a sunday and then fired knocked out this its primary power source leaving it a draft. >> treasury secretary nominee jack lew is expected to face questions from senate republicans say about his tenure at city group during its downward spiral during the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say the growing will make for a tougher confirmation hearing and then white house officials and initially anticipated. flu would succeed to indict the are aware this resigned last month. little is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of the $1 million bonus lu received shortly before see group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to take are the bank's elite mortgage-backed securities. and the report and the national hurricane center says super storm sandy was a deadly is hu
great big tie wraps and made us put our hands behind our backs and tied our hands then made us get up and walk into the back bedroom back there. >> dorner stole the couple's car, crashed it, then stole a second car. he was then holed up in a cabin where he got in a shootout with officers. the cabin caught fire after tear gas canisters were fired into it. and authorities say the fire was not intentional. san bernardino county sheriff's detective jeremiah mackay was killed in the shootout on tuesday. the 35-year-old was a 15-year veteran of the force. he leaves behind his wife and two children. >>> death threats against california lawmaker leads to the discovery of a cache of explosives in a bay area home. cops say the man turned a santa clara home into a bomb-making factory and this morning investigators continue to uncover volatile materials at that house. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in santa clara where officers have been standing guard by that house all night. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. more officers expected at first light thi
. stock up on medicine, use mass transit when upon. but even transit leaders we talked with are warning of possible service disruptions. city buses will get chains on their tires when needed. it has been snowing here since early this morning. the forecast shows heavier snow in the late afternoon. what the forecast is looking like, possibly a foot of snow in the big apple. the winds later on will be fierce. 50 to 60-mile-an-hour winds. people are hunkering down thinking at leaving work early today. city government, offices are open. city schools are open as well. the dropoff at school was pretty good, i think, for some of the parents but later this afternoon, the pick-up might be a challenge. that's the very latest from new york. i'm catherine craig, back to you. >>> this storm is causing big travel troubles. thousands of flights throughout the east coast are grounded and that's affecting travel right here in washington. news 4's megan mcgrath spoke to some frustrated travellers. she's live this morning at reagan national airport with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we hav
kerry, his wife is part of the heinz family. all right, it's official now, u.s. airways, american airlines are going to merge, a 11 billion dollar all stock deal creating the world's largest airline and shareholders own 72% of the company and u.s. air 28%, watch out flyers, every previous merger after that, ticket prices went up. will that be repeated this time around? we'll see and by the way, bob crandall, former american airlines chairman he's on fox business 11 a.m. this morning. and i've got another big name that you know. slower sales, rising costs hurting the e-reader, it will lose on the nook in the year 2013. all right, everybody, look at this picture. a near handful of hollywood and political elitists protest the keystone pipeline, look, daryl hannah, a kennedy, a couple of dozen all they got. and they were arrested, a tiny number of people, but still making big headlines in the mainstream media. they command attention, why is that? you're going to meet one of those people, he's out of jail. 10 a.m. eastern and we have for you the opening bell next. twins. i didn't see t
. >> josh tweeted us. he says my favorite video is the one where the guy trips. >> michael e-mails us the little girl's first train ride. we all wish we could find things as miraculous as this three-year-old young lady. >> a viewer saying i think the little car trying to get out of his/her parking space is great. the winner of our website poll, the little girl's train ride, 53% of the vote. thanks to everyone who responded. everyone have a great weekend. "fox & friends" starts now. >>gretchen: good morning. it is friday. tgif, february 8, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time. fox news alert. a massive manhunt continues this morning for an ex-cop on a killing spree. we're now learning more about his motivation through a manifest tow he posted on-line. the bizarre comments in a live report out of california ahead. >>steve: outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta tries to explain once again why there was no help in benghazi, libya. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16's there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >>steve: is that
back, was in training, still undergoing training. he alleged one of his partners used excessive force in kicking a suspect. he went before an l.a. review board. they said he was lying. he appealed. they rejected that. he had wrongful termination in court. they also rejected that. he appealed. he lost there. now he is saying in this long manifesto that until lapd admits that he was telling the truth, that he is going to seek them out and basically kill as many as he can. right now they have no idea where he is. >>gretchen: thank you very much for that comprehensive report. complicated story. >>steve: they don't know exactly where he is. they are telling people in that area don't answer the door. >>> in northeast, we're preparing for a gigantic blizzard. nearly 3,000 airplane flights have been canceled because we expect it to be windy and snowy. could be a substantial storm in massachusetts. may get two feet. >> anna is in new york with the latest. here we go again. >> we're preparing with the chilly temperatures and also salt is getting ready to be laid out on to the streets. weather f
down a man who used to wear a badge. overnight, police teams scour big bear mountain, three hours outside of los angeles. this is where police discovered christopher corner's burnt out truck. the 33-year-old at the center of a massive manhunt. >> we don't know what he's going to do. we don't -- we know what he's capable of doing and we need to find him. >> reporter: heavily armed and extremely dangerous, police say corner, a former lapd officer, navy reservist and sharp shooter, has already killed three and is targeting many more. >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. >> reporter: four years ago corner accused a fellow officer of kicking a suspect in the head, but it was corner who was fired for making false statements in the case. detectives say dorner is targeting officers he names in this manifesto published on-line. you will now live the life of the prey. i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm term mating yours. -- terminating yours. police say the revenge killings began sunday when monica kwan and keith lawrence were shot to death. kwan's
here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how much of a surprise this was? >> it is a surprise. i people think had fair warning. it was a few years ago in a book called "light of the world," a long interview with a german journalist. the journalist asked the pope if he would resign. and he said something interesting. in the midst of a candle and all that stuff. he said now is not the time. it's not the time to run when you're in great risk and emergency period.
washington for us. good morning. >> reporter: the day after president obama heads to north carolina we just got detail of that trip. he's going to a plant that just hired 160 workers, one of the hall marks of his speech here on capitol hill last night. creating new jobs for the middle class is the president's focus. >> we can't ask senior citizens and working families to shoulder the entire burden of deficit reduction. >> reporter: he's pushing for a permanent budget. >> the greatest nation on earth can't continue by going from one crisis to the next. >> reporter: allowing homeowners to refinance. >> democrats and republicans have supported it before so what are we waiting for? >> reporter: immigration reform. >> now is the time to get it done. >> reporter: a vote on gun control with victims families in the audience. >> more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. >> reporter: but a vote on what? >> they need to look at background checks, gun trafficking. >> go whatever the bad guys, go after the nut cases that proclaim their craziness
. >> thank you. with us now is author david van beema, he spent more than a decade as the chief religion writer for "time" magazine and joins us now. david, good morning. >> good morning. >> this is the first pope to resign in six centuries. this is incredibly unusual. were you shocked when you heard the news? >> i was shocked at the timing. but i was not shocked he had resigned. he had already written from time to time it was appropriate for a pope to resign. >> he had written that in his 2010 book "light of the world," where if a pope realizes they are no longer physically able it would be their obligation to resign. what does this mean for his legacy? >> the papacy which is relatively short, the combination of that and the sex abuse scandal, probably means we'll see him in 50 years or something like that as the consolidation of the conservative movement of the papacy. he will be seen as the second part of the john paul ii papacy rather than as somebody who made a huge mark of his own, at least not in terms of the wider world. >> beyond those efforts, was he tryin
at noon . >> and join us throughout the morning. we're all on at with quarterback cool. >> when you're in your car, tune in to 95.5 fm and am 750 news talk wsb. >> and we'll see you again tomorrow morning at 4:30 and "good morning america" is income. have a great tuesday. eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground , where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents inserted a small camera inside the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a matter of minute, just after 3:00 p.m., agents used an explosive charge to blow open the entrance. they killed dykes, before taking the boy to a nearby hospital by ambulance. abc news has learned in the course of a week-long standoff, the fbi had created this mock bunker near the site. and had been using it to train for different scenarios to get the boy ou
, february 12th. it's fat booze day tuesday to us. >> it is. i always spend -- i try to spend mardi gras in new orleans, but i have to say this is not a shabby place to spend mardi gras. we have some beads. do you all want some beads? come on. we got beads right here for you. she lost an eye, but she's fine. yeah, baby. i'm not finished yet. there's still more to give. oh, yes. yes. yes, indeed. oh, oh. oh. i got the last two big ones. oh, yeah. in the cheap seats, baby. all right. you guys happy mardi gras. happy happy mardi gras. >> it's an old-fashioned trick. >> i like your hat. >> thanks. >> oh, thank you. >> problem apparently with me. >> so it is fat tuesday, and it's fat tuesday for a couple of reasons. one, kathie lee and i feel incredibly bloated. we did. we ate our way. >> we ate our way across los angeles the other day with our dear friend curtis stone, top chef curtis stone. >> we're going to show you the piece in a second. >> i promise you, we went to every restaurant. we went to that sushi place called catsuya. in the valley. the sushi was crazy. we went to dantanas. we ju
knows about second-rate people. after all, he is responsible for giving us the most second-rate vice president we ever had in our history. dick cheney himself. senator sherrod brown joins us tomorrow. don't miss it. come back and join us again tomorrow morning. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh, pardon me. ive just doodling a picture of george w. bush naked in the shower. >> gak! >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. >> i love those pictures. >> laura, hand me the flesh-colored crayon, would you? >> stephanie: at least you're not on a carnival cruise. >> i missed that story. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: carnival cruise ship is on fire. ship is currently on fire. >> and toilets were just up d running thisorning. >> oh, that sounds so unpleasant. >> stephanie: food poisoning no toilets and the ship's on fire. >> other than that. >> ain't we got fun! >> stephanie: all right. here she is in the current news center our news director, jacki schechner. >> the pope is stepping down. pope benedict xvi announced this morning he will resign on february 28th. in a statement to the c
-key pope. he hasn't been the media star that john paul ii used to be. he has just tidecided to stay te to his character. and made the announcement not lock like such a big deal. >> claudio lavagna in rome. we will be check iing in with y throughout the morning. and now with more here is savannah. >> thanks, matt. >>> a consultant, thank you for being with us. >> hello. >> george, it's savannah. an incredibly surprising turn of events. what is the process for replace ing a pope under these circumstances? >> savannah, let's pause on that first statement just a moment. this is a surprise in that it hasn't happened in 717 years, but it's not a surprise in that benedict xvi has, on several public occasions and in his most recent interview book said that if he ever reached the judgment in conscience, as that statement said today, that he could not give the church the service it deserves because of advancing age or ill health that he would abdicate. i think it's a great statement about the humility of joseph ratzinger, as he will become at the moment of his abdication once again. and in a str
the mayor to warn fill up on common sense, too. >> we're used to these types of storms. i also want to remind everyone to use common sense. stay off the streets of our city. >> reporter: at noon, a parking ban goes into effect in boston and the governor has order ed nonemergency state employees to work from home. those trying to get out of dodge by air may be grounded for a while as thousands of flights have been canceled throughout the region. >> we normally handle about 100,000 per day. we think there will be close to that number affected in a 24-hour period. >> reporter: not since the blizzard of '78, deadly dumping of at least three feet of snow has new england braced this hard for a storm to rival that one. >> i just felt the spirit of his taea hysteria come over me. >>> flashlights and batteries. not so much ndles. if we have widespread power outages, as we fear, the last thing official want to see is widespread fires. savannah? >> actually, ron, i'm going to take it. >>> as ron just mentioned, thousands of flights into and out of this region have been canceled. erica hill is
new meaning to fat tuesday. it just does. that's not going to stop us from continuing the tour. what are we having, hodie? >> we are having a pomegranate margarita for mardi gras. >> children, close your eyes and your ears. it's good for your sex life. >> they call it fat tuesday. you guys wonder why they call it fat tuesday? >> it's a great story. >> there's an ancient custom that comes from parading around a fat ox around paris. >> which in our politically correct world you're not supposed to call anybody a fat ox. but they did it. right around paris where everybody was so skinny. that was supposed to remind people that they're not to eat meat during lent. >> is that the point? >> this is a religious holiday, hoda. >> i thought it was for drinking and showing off your you know whats, but i lived in new orleans for many years, and i have seen many a mardi gras, and i saw a lot of you know whats, but it's not just celebrated in new orleans. they celebrate it in biloxi, mississippi, and around the world in different places. in rio de janeiro and belgium. >> and also today in santa mon
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we
to the officer getting shot in the head. live ammunition is typically not used in training. baltimore police are conducting a sweeping investigation with maryland state police into what happened. the incident led to outrage among top officials. >> there's no acceptable explanation for why live rounds were at a training exercise. and i was so angry, i was almost speechless. >> reporter: in the past, guns used in training were brightly colored, as you see in this video. but wjz has learned, in this case, the simulator weapons were not a different color, and they looked and felt very similar to the service weapon. but former police commissioner ed norris, who works for cbs radio, said there typically are safeguard his place. >> they take your firearm when you go in. you surrender bullets. >> reporter: police are also looking at the absence of high- level supervisors at this training. and they were unaware that the training facility was in use for that purpose. it unfolded tuesday in rosewood, a closed psychiatric hospital in baltimore county. >> we will be tr
, president obama uses his state of the union address to urge lawmakers to take up his plan to curb gun violence. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> as house speaker john boehner explains in an exclusive interview why he feels the president doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. >>> and rough landing. a small plane carrying a family, including a 7-month-old baby, crash lands in a field of snow and it's caught on camera. and, incredibly, everyone escaped without serious injury, "today," wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in washington, d.c. we will, of course, matt, have complete coverage of the president's state of the union address and the republican response in a moment. but first i know that scene in big bear lake, california, remains very active this morning, matt.
-base. >> reporter: the economy, invoking a phrase he used a lot in 2012, the middle class. >> a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: and taking a page from the last democratic president, bill clinton, by offering a laundry list of poll tested ideas. >> i'm announcing a launch of three more of these manufacturing house, and raise the minimum wage to $9. make high-quality preschool available to every single child in america. a new college score card that parents and students can use. i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security crisis. >> reporter: mr. obama adopted a tough tone throughout his address. >> let's set party interests aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. let's do it without the brinkmanship that scares off investors and stresses consumers. >> reporter: the night's emotional moment, the president's call for congress to at least vote on serious gun control, invoking the memory of gun victims like
can, but the leadership, oh, my gosh, like, they'll tell us one thing, you know, for example, you know, a tugboat was supposed to come once that first evening. well, we sat on the water for two days with nothing and, you know, the seas were really high. in fact, that night my friends and i we slept in our lifeboats in our bed and i truly, truly, truly thought the boat was going to tip over because it slants at, like, a 45-degree angle one day, and then the next day it's to the other side. and, like, i don't know, pipes are busting. i know the sewer is backing up and, like, water is in the cabins and it's just a nightmare. >> it sounds absolutely horrendous. did i hear you correctly a few moments ago, there are no working toilets or there's just lit -- >> there's -- there's very limited. for example, ours worked one day for one hour. but then it has not worked since then. so, basically we've had an hour of it working. i mean, we have to use the bathroom in these bags in the trash can, you know, like, the vanity trash can and then we have to take it into the hall and put it in these bigg
. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in the biggest game of both of their lives. >>> we'll be talking about those commercials, some of them popular, some of them not so much. >> we'll tell you which are some of the viewers' favorites. >>> $40 million gas platform sinking into the sea. the crew was forced to hang on for dear life. we'll have the story behind that accident. >> and on a much lighter note, we're starting our year-long countdown to the olympic winter games in sochi, russia. take a look the what is going on out on the plaza this morning. this is freestyle skiing, practicing their moves on trampolines. >>> jenna wolfe is in new orleans for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what a game last night, complete tale of two halves. the guys in back of me were die-hard ravens fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole first half. the guys in front of me, die-hard 49er fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole sec
. -- right now on the phone. thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure to be on. >> father, what is your first reaction to the news? father wauck. george stephanopoulos in new york. your initial reaction to the news that pope benedict has resigned? >> it's a great surprise for the whole church. everyone in the vatican and the whole catholic world. the same time, it's not completely surprising, given what the pope had already written about the possibility of resigning. and it's clear that in terms of his mental capacities, he's in excellent shape. he's very sharp. and when he says he's taking this -- making this decision with full freedom, it's clear that that's the case. and what makes -- that makes one believe that this is an thakt he's taking out of a sense of responsibility and love for the church. >> and setting a significant precedent. in modern time, at least, many popes have taken the position this is an thaufoffice that cout be resigned. >> i think his statement that his awareness is above all, spiritual, and carried out through suffering is meant to respond to that. he's well aw
it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> savannah, thank you. we're learning more about thorng about the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of p
will join us live to talk about that. >>> and then why is al weathering the elements in this new psa? he will explain. >>> nuclear test overnight from a defiant north korea. nbc's jim miklaszewski is at the pentagon this morning. mick, what can you tell us? >> nobody was surprised by the test itself. they knew it was coming. no one knew the exact timing. this one, in fact, has set off alarm bells. early readings are that this nuclear device that was tested may be three to six times more powerful than any previous nuclear test by the north koreans. the north koreans also claim that they did it with a much smaller device, perhaps meaning that they have made progress in miniaturizing nuclear weapons that could be put on the top of ballistic missiles that could ultimately threaten the united states. nobody is confirming that yet but it's got everybody's attention. now today's test drew a rapid and strong response from the white house. the president condemned the blast, saying it threatens u.s. security and that the danger posed by north korea's threatening activities warrants further, swift
witnessed a female officer using excessive force. for years he appealed the decisions. sources say that he recently snapped after exhausting all avenues to get his good name back. >> you're always on duty when you're a cop. >> reporter: she's dorner's former girlfriend. >> it's scary situation. i have the phone on 911 when i open the door to my apartment. who's next? you don't know. i don't see a peaceful resolve or ending in the situation because he committed so many heinous acts at this point. >> reporter: dorner said that he's going to use every bit of his training to kill police, he said that he's prepared to die and george, my sources say, believe him. >> reporter: brad garrett joins us now from washington. we learned so much. we know that the car is in the ravine, some tracks there. but this is like finding a needle in a haystack at this point. >> it is, george. hopefully, they have tracking dogs out there immediately. the key is, what is dorner going to do? did he have any plan to go to big bear? a place that he's been in the past? the key is, getting the word out in big bear to all
joins us live outside the courthouse to explain what happened today, claudine? >> reporter: well, the hearing was quick. it only lasted about 30 minutes, tori. now that's all -- now all that's left for barry bonds is to sit and wait for this panel of judges to make a decision. >> the united states of america versus barry bonds. >> reporter: a lot of legal arguments were made this morning in front of this three- judge panel all trying to answer the question did barry bonds obstruct justice when he testified before a grand jury back in 2003. his attorney argues the government case comes down to one question about his childhood friend and personal trainer greg anderson. the question was did greg ever give you anything that required a syringe to inject yourself with. bonds answer focused on his friendship with anderson and his celebrity child status. >> why couldn't he answer that with a yes or no? >> he did. he did three times, your honor. on page 48 and 49, ausa says you satisfied me. we've covered this but i'm going to ask you one more time, were you given anything to inject yours
happy ending. i didn't know dr. ruth was still with us. >> 84. according to her wikipedia page. 84, still giving sex advice. that's a big deal. >> do you think people feel weird taking sex advice from somebody that could be their dpranld mother? >> but she's dr. ruth. so it doesn't matter. >>> first we want to get to this, that cruise ship that left for a tour of the gulf will not return to port today as planned. >> the "triumph" is stranded in the gulf of mexico adrift and awaiting a tow back to land. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: there are over 4200 people aboard, adrift about 150 miles off the yucatan peninsula. the fire e ript ee eed -- erupt one of the engine rooms. >> an audible called me to tell me that there was a fire in the engine room and that it was contained and everything was all okay. they have no running water. they have no way to use the bathroom. >> reporter: while emergency generators are providing some electricity, the ship has no propulsion. carnival cruise lines has said no one is hurt and there's plenty of food, but urged guests to congregate on the
, but -- >> you know there's a pill for that. >> they have been so kind to us here at santa monica place. next week we're moving to a new location, and this is going to be very hard to beat, hode. >> it certainly will. >> thank you to everybody. >> you went and saw your girlfriend chris jenner. >> chris jenner has been an old pal of mine, she hates the word "old" but we're old. godmother to the two littlest, the two jenner girls. all i ask is that she keeps them off the stripper pole. i don't ask for much. we took a visit up to their beautiful, beautiful home and got to sit down and talk about some of the more serious aspects of their life as well. >> we're going to hear from her, and we also have this crazy roller derby girls who are here. have you heard of them? where are they? >> they're over there. they're lined up. >> they're a little crazy, but we're going to have fun with it. >> our drink of the day, hoda woman, is a roseberry bliss punch, why not, made with rose wine and grapefruit, orange and lime juice because you're so healthy out here in california. >> every drink we've had has bee
you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. ♪ >> from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" with california girls kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from santa monica place in santa monica, california. >> hey, everybody. great to be with you on this thirsty thursday. it's february 14th, and, yes, valentine's day here in santa monica place. >> on this valentine's day i'm feeling the love. >> are you? >> i'm feeling the love. >> noogies. >> are you? >> so sweet of everybody to come. we love you too, everybody. >> valentine's day is such a wonderful holiday. >> it is. >> not. >> how many of you actually feel like we have too many expectations, too high of an expectation for valentine's day? >> here's the worst thing about valentine's day. if you are dating somebody and you are at work and you know how you see a dozen roses come in, and you are, like, are those for me? no. and then the guy comes again and again and you're waiting and you're wondering. >> you don't even get a cactus. >> is your boyfriend going to send you s
up to maine, the worst still to come. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. our neighbors to the north are expecting to get 1 to 3 feet of snow let's take live look at foxboro, massachusetts. the snow is coming down hard and heavy there. the winds are whipping and blowing the snow sideways. it will be a long night for people living there. gary mcgrady is in the weather center tracking this monster storm and wind advisory in parts of our area. >> that's right, shawn, still blizzard warnings up there. this is a legitimate blizzard. it's going to be of the believe it or not, this storm is just now coming together and during the overnight hours is when it's going to become its strongest. let me take you to radar here. let me take you back. this loop will start again. this is 12 hours ago. watch the two pieces come together. they are just now beginning to phase. that's two storm systems, two pieces of energy coming together, and as this phasing takes place that's when this nor'easter will become the main storm and really begin to get stronger, really begin
steps. he started using the cane several months ago. not huge things. but a number of smaller ones, which take their toll. >> and still left for the vatican to decide is what exactly the ex-pope will be called. we haven't had an ex-pope in six centuries. >> we have no idea what to do with him. we don't know where to put him. >> it's rare territory for the catholic church. >>> moving on to your wednesday weather. rain and mountain snow in the northwest. snow showers around fargo and the twin cities. morning rain from new orleans to the caroline aas and d.c. rain changing over from snow from philly to new york. >> forts from boston to baltimore. 50s from atlanta to dallas and 50s in the pacific northwest. >>> we know at least one thing for sure coming up with this next video. this is definitely not from your recent skiing vacation. check this guy out. he's a swedish skier taking part in a big mountain event in switzerland. >> it is definitely not me. everything is going fine until he triggers an avalanche. no problem. then he just pulls off a back flip as the snow encasing him down t
bright red shoes. he's been using a moveable platform to carry him down the aisle of st. peters basilica. this morning after he made his announcement, he was helped down from his chair. while this is a surprise the pope has said in the past that he reserved the right to resign if he felt too old to perform his duties. what's next? he still hopes to serve the church through a life dedicated to prayer. elizabeth, back to you. >> greg, good morning to you. lot of people really surprised by the announcement this morning. some cardinals in the audience didn't understand what pope benedict was saying? >> that's also true. one of those occasions in rome the pope actuallies gives his speech in latin. i was watching on tv. i wasn't there in the crowd. i was watching on tv and you could tell some of the cardinals didn't get the latin and really such a serious thing. obviously, they learned soon afterwards from their brother cardinals that it certainly was a momentous decision. the pope is calm and peaceful. i think we have seen him as somebody who's serene. >> what about the timing of this? on the
adding it is a violation of several u.n. security council resolutions and a threat to u.s. and international security. according to the north korean state media the nation set off a device underground at a northeastern test site. experts say north korea is working to build weaponry small enough to fit on long-range missiles and north korea is calling its test a first response to u.s. hostility. >> the senate armed services committee is scheduled to vote on the confirmation of chuck hagel today as our nation's next secretary of defense. the vote is likely to come down to 14-12 a split along party lines with republicans against. some want to oppose the nomination, but doesn't look like republicans have support for a filibuster. harry reid is said to want a full vote by tomorrow or thursday. tonight is the president's state of the union address. i'll have more on what to watch for, who's going to be there and whether or not the speech really matters. we're back after the break. stay with us. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we cou
have the electric supply truck moving behind us. they'll do the investigation here and refurbishment here. carnival says it will go back in service. matt, back to you. >> janet, thank you. >>> earlier this morning i talked to triumph passengers julie billings and others and asked them how they're feeling. >> so much better to be back. >> glad to be back. >> have you guys had a chance to take the world's longest, hottest shower yet? >> i did that last night. that was the first thing that we did. i got the kids in the shower and then it was my turn. >> we seemed to miss that. >> you were also traveling with a friend, lorraine and she had a tough experience. she broke her ankle. talk about the circumstances. i know you nursed her for the last couple of days. >> yeah. she took a nasty fall. the ship was dark and they were pushing us with the tug boats and so the ship was moving a lot and jerking and just so happened she got up to use the bathroom at that time and the ship jerked and she couldn't see. she lost her footing and the paramedics came in from the medical center, they picked her
head. >>> and how about this for adorable. born without the use of his hind legs, this piglet has become an internet sensation. ♪ >> it doesn't get cuter. a quick-thinking vet made him a wheelchair from a set of knex toys. he's been wheeling and dealing ever since. his name, chris p. bacon. for more on his story, go to cnn.com. i'm loving that. >>> a new video on youtube showcases an apparent security flaw in the iphone 5. according to the video, iphone passwords can be hacked giving the owner to make calls, tinker with your contact list. involves using another phone to call the targeted phone, and then playing with the power button, no comment so far from apple. >>> a montana tv station says hackers broke into their emergency alert system this week and aired a warning that the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. listen here. >> civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. follow the messages on screen that will be updated as information becomes available. >> a local paper,
children are being taken away from us. >> the president said children from violence-laden opportunities need help to get ahead. >>> this week, a meteor shower, asteroid, and now a fireball? this happened in the bay area last night. folks in that area say it looked like a shooting star. cnn does not know the source of the lights, but we are efforting an official statement for you. [ crash ] >>> first it was a flash across the sky and sonic booms. now the cleanup begins a day after that pakistani lar meteor -- spectacular meteor blast shook russia. people are trying to repair the damage. more than 1,000 have been injured, most from shattered glass. phil black is in the area where this happened. how much damage are we talking about, and what's the cost look like? >> reporter: susan, it's widespread. but not really substantial. most of the damage was inflicted upon glass and window frames. a big cleanup and repair operation to fix that is underway. the latest estimate from russian authorities here, though, is that the total bill will be around $300 million. >> do we know specifically about
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